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Nice. Love the ducktail.
 

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Whoa!! So they're actually gonna do the tent thing again eh?

I should probably be happy about this. Sour grapes and all. ;)
 
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Anyone know where these pictures were taken? Outside Las Vegas maybe? Actually looks like car is wearing 2 convertible tops at once... are those bigger brakes too?
The blue pedestrian sign and the yellow turn mark on the road make me think this is not inside the US. Also the "give way to pedestrians" seems somewhat unusual verbiage for US street sign. And the EU license plate in the first pic ...

What in the world could that Cayman prototype be? :confused:
 

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Anyone know where these pictures were taken? Outside Las Vegas maybe? Actually looks like car is wearing 2 convertible tops at once... are those bigger brakes too?

Hi there, these pics were taken in Cape Town, South Africa! Table Mountain in the background and about 15 min drive from where I stay. This has given me a slight distraction from my GT4 dilemma;) It does look like two tops...I really never thought they would bring back the same looking Spyder roof....but this time it looks like it's going to be a fully electric mechanism. Interesting times ahead.
 

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Wow, nice find!

If this is your first time posting them, I'd make sure to get some credit for them. There are organizations that will pay for spy shots like this.
 

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I probably deviate from the collective's opinion and flame suit is at the ready but ... I do not want a spyder ... just a high performance flavour of the rag top thank you.
 

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Hi there, these pics were taken in Cape Town, South Africa! Table Mountain in the background and about 15 min drive from where I stay. This has given me a slight distraction from my GT4 dilemma;) It does look like two tops...I really never thought they would bring back the same looking Spyder roof....but this time it looks like it's going to be a fully electric mechanism. Interesting times ahead.

Great shots. This is a significant scoop. It looks like the tail lights might be reshaped like the 987.2 models, as well.

JOE987: I'm curious why you think this top is electric and not a manual top like the previous model.
 

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It does look like two tops...I really never thought they would bring back the same looking Spyder roof....but this time it looks like it's going to be a fully electric mechanism. Interesting times ahead.
I'm not sure why this seems any different from the original to you. Didn't the original also have two pieces to it, just like this? Like... EXACTLY like this even??
 

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I probably deviate from the collective's opinion and flame suit is at the ready but ... I do not want a spyder ... just a high performance flavour of the rag top thank you.
I think the double-hump backlid on the original spyder was super-cool. With the top-down, the Spyder looked great. With the top up, it looked a little silly. Although compared to the 987 Boxster, with its awkward rear window angle, it looked better. But the 981 Boxster top is really well-proportioned, and I personallyh don’t think this 981 prototype with the Spyder-like top looks better than a regular 981 Boxster...
 

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I respect your right to have, and express a different opinion. I think spyders are fugly and a pain in the southern hemisphere. :cheers:
 
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Actually, I’m mostly agreeing with you. I don’t think the Spyder roof in these pictures look good on the 981. I think the normal top looks better.

987, different story...

:cheers:
 

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The Cayman in front is a prototype of the facelifted 2016 car. The number plates are from the porsche factory.
The Boxster on the picture is the Spyder 100% sure.
 

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To be honest it almost looks like a spyder top pulled over a regular rag top -- but I'm viewing from my phone and I have 56 year old eyes so not exactly reliable. :cry: that said, the rear deck appears very spyder shaped.
 
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